Hassan Imam

Mr Hassan Imam

Managing Director
Institution: Center for Development Communications DEVCOM Ltd.
Current Insitution Location: Bangladesh

Email: hishaon@gmail.com
Phone Number: 8801711904451
Website: Go to website

Address:
Center for Development Communications DEVCOM Ltd, 15/10 Tajmahal Road, 4th Floor, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I have been working in the field of health and migration for the last 22 years. As a development practitioner, I have served a number of I/NGOs and UN Agencies either as full-time staff or as a Consultant. Currently, I am working as a Managing Director of Center for Development Communications DEVCOM Ltd. In the recent past, I worked with BRAC as a Program Head of Migration Program. Prior to that, I worked with CARE Bangladesh, HASAB (HIV AIDS and STD Alliance Bangladesh), John Hopkins University-Center for Communication Program (JHU-CCP) team at BCCP (Bangladesh Center for Communication Program) and SHISUK, a national NGO. During this period I have mainly worked for the migrants population both overseas migrants and internal migrants and was engaged in various research, communication, capacity building and program management activities. Besides, I have worked with International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women, Save the Children, CARE Bangladesh, OKUP and many other organizations as Consultant. My key areas of research and communication works include Migrants’ Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR), Safe Migration, Pre-Departure Program, Remittance Management and various programmatic needs assessment works. I have been engaged in thematic research, communication and policy research, monitoring and evaluation.

I have keen interest in the areas of migration and development, migrant’s health, HIV AIDS, sexual and reproductive health rights, occupational health and workplace safety and security, Violence against migrant workers and health vulnerabilities, in particular for the Women Migrant Workers, Pre-departure Health Orientation and HIV AIDS, Mandatory HIV Testing and Migrant’s Rights, Cost of Migration, Women Migrants Health issues. However, I believe that there are so many other areas to undertake research and initiate programs and services for the migrants, where I have keen interests.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Left-behind migrant families (Adults)
Migrant Workers (Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Human smuggling (Adolescents, Adults)
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
International migrant workers (Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)


General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Climate change
Clinical psychology
Community participation in health
Detention
Disease surveillance
Epidemiology
Gender
Health and human rights
Health care financing
Health communication
Health of detainees/ incarceration
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
HIV/ AIDS
Immigration health examinations
Infectious diseases
Labour migration and health
Mental health
Pandemic
Primary health care
Psychotherapy/counselling
Public Health
Sexual and reproductive health
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
"Nirapad Sahar Jatra" (Safe migration to City), a study on internal migrants 2013 Asia and the PacificBangladesh Principal Investigator Conducted the study and designed a project on internal migration for BRAC with the support of ILO
Social and Behavior Networking Exercise to develop HIV Communication Strategy 2004-2010 for Bangladesh 2005 Asia and the PacificBangladesh Co-Investigator A comprehensive study was conducted on the vulnerable population including internal and external migrant workers; Communication Strategy 2004-2010 was finalized
Pre-departure Health Needs Assessment and Training Module Development on Migration and Health 2004 Asia and the PacificBangladesh Research Staff Needs Assessment was conducted by BCCP (Bangladesh Center for Communication Program) with the support of IOM; government officials were trained on health needs of the migrant workers
Pre-departure Health Awareness for the Overseach Migrant Workers of Bangladesh 2000 Asia and the PacificBangladesh Research Staff Need-based training were provided to the Government Officials (Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training) and migrant workers and their family members on HIV AIDS, SRHR
Mandatory HIV Testing and Needs of Counseling for the Overseas Migrant Workers 1999 Research Staff Need assessment conducted and action research project designed to provide pre-departure counseling support to the migrants
Sexual Behavior of Overseas Migrant Workers of Bangladesh 1999 Asia and the PacificBangladesh Co-Investigator Understand the sexual and risk behavior of the migrant workers after migration

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Stories of Unsung Heroes Hassan Imam & BRAC Migration Team 2015
Promoting Safe Migration through Innovation Hassan Imam & BRAC Migration Team 2016
Assessment for Improving Referral System Hassan Imam 2011
Needs Assessment on Women Migrant Workers of Bangladesh Hassan Imam 2010